What Others Are Saying…
"At this critical time for our state's health and human services, I look forward to working with Dr. Janek on the pressing challenges facing our state. Texas will benefit greatly from his experience as a former legislator and a physician who understands how our policies impact all Texans." - Sen. Jane Nelson, Chair, Health and Human Services Committee
"Dr. Janek brings a unique set of skills to the Health and Human Services Commission. As a doctor, he has lived the challenges of our medical system while as a former lawmaker, he understands the intricacies of the policies that drive and surround the system. Today, more so than any other time since the inception of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, we need creative thinkers and problem solvers and Kyle Janek fits that description. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity and believe him to be an excellent choice by the governor." - Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, Chiar, Public Health Committee
"Governor Perry's appointment of Dr. Kyle Janek to serve as the state's chief executive overseeing health and human services programs is outstanding. As a doctor and a former state senator, Kyle Janek is very well qualified to lead the Health & Human Services Commission through challenging times precipitated by "Obamacare," and the increasingly costly and cumbersome Medicaid program that strains the state's budget and long-term fiscal standing. Dr. Janek's record as a State Senator gives us great confidence in his ability to lead HHSC with great skill and acumen. While we will miss the capable leadership of outgoing EC Tom Suehs, who is an honorable, intelligent and dedicated public servant, Gov. Perry has put the future of the state's health and human services programs in capable, experienced hands with his appointment of Dr. Janek." - Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, President, TCCRI
"We applaud Governor Perry's selection of Dr. Kyle Janek as executive commissioner and Chris Traylor as chief deputy commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Janek and Traylor's combined experience in medicine and state government provide unmatched expertise to lead our state's Medicaid program.
On behalf of our member companies, we look forward to working with Janek and Traylor in our efforts to ensure continued access to quality and affordable home care and hospice services for Texans." - Rachel Hammon, executive director of the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
"We commend Governor Perry for his appointment of Dr. Kyle Janek as the executive commissioner of Health and Human Services. Many of us have known Kyle for several years as a physician, state representative, state senator and policy health care policy expert. His extensive background in medicine, policy and the state budget is unparalleled. He effectively used this knowledge in serving Texans as a key member of the state legislature for many years. Our state will benefit from his leadership at this critical time of increasing health care demands and serious challenges with our state's budget. On behalf of the pharmacy community, we look forward to working with Dr. Janek and with his highly experienced and capable new chief deputy commissioner Chris Traylor in their vital roles to serve the needs of Texans." - Joe DaSilva, chief executive officer of the Texas Pharmacy Association
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